Insight 016: FaithSoaring Churches Acknowledge the Tenure of the Active Congregation

What impacts a congregation more: the average age of active participants or the average length of time they have been connected with the congregation? If it is a forced choice question. The answer is tenure.

A 72-year-old recently widowed woman who is new in town and connects with your congregation, is more open to change than the 35-year-old son of a patriarch of the congregation who has been attending since he was born.

To transform a congregation where the average tenure is 20 years or more requires open dialogue and discontinuous transition and change.

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